Maybe you heard about DC Comics' "bold" and "daring" move announced last month. They were supposedly going to take the Big Risk of letting one of their "major", "iconic" characters be "outed" as gay.
Was it Wonder Woman? Nope, even though she's a very strong candidate for at least a bisexual past.
Was it Superman? No way.
Was it Batman? Fuhgeddaboutit!
Was it Green Lantern? Well, kinda, sorta - but not THAT one. Not the one from the movie. Not the one from the cartoon series. Not any of the ones who have starred under that title since the dawn of the Silver Age.
Nope, DC shoved a bunch of old Golden Age characters off onto a parallel universe called "Earth-2" - which bears only the faintest and sketchiest resemblance to the long-lost "Earth-2" that was destroyed in Crisis on Infinite Earths some thirty-five years ago. And then they singled out the "original Golden Age Green Lantern", Alan Scott - who has never had more than the most tenuous connection to any other Green Lantern ever - and said, "Tag, you're It!"
Actually, the character was "Alan Scott" in name only and hadn't acquired any superpowers yet, because like ALL of the New 52 DCU, he and Earth-2 were starting out all-new, all-Now, without any previous background or history. But he could have a boyfriend, oh yes....
For all of half an issue, if that.
It may be a brand-new squeaky clean Earth-2, but some patterns are cut so deep into the fabric of the Multiverse that they will happen all over again no matter how new the universe is. The original Golden Age Alan Scott - the real one, whose adventures began in 1940 and ended in 2011 - was empowered as a result of a train wreck of which he was the only survivor. So our brand-new Alan Scott meets his boyfriend in Hong Kong and they're all lovey-dovey as they head off for a train ride to a secluded resort. Guess what happens on the last page of the issue.
Real profile in courage, DC. Pick out the least remembered person who has ever held the title "Green Lantern", shove him off into a parallel universe where he can't possibly "contaminate" any of the Big Meal Tickets, and then Fridge the BF so you won't have to deal with any of the consequences.
One baby step forward, one giant leap backward.